EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 27,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions minsort ascending
26/05/2004 World Alstom Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,500
12/12/2004 World Delphi Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,500
21/09/2005 Germany DaimlerChrysler Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,500
28/01/2005 France France Télécom Internal restructuring Information / communication 3000 8,500
10/02/2010 European Union Opel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,369
25/01/2009 World Pfizer Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 8,200
25/02/2008 World BMW Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,100
09/10/2002 Italy Fiat Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,100
08/08/2002 Belgium La Poste Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 8,000
11/05/2002 World IBM Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,000
28/01/2009 World Sprint Nextel Internal restructuring Information / communication 8,000
22/11/2012 World Panasonic Internal restructuring Manufacturing 8,000
04/10/2011 Czechia Public Service of the Czech Republic Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 8,000
23/06/2012 European Union Hewlett-Packard Internal restructuring Information / communication 8,000